Land of Belize

8 Days | Uncover one of Central America’s best-kept secrets

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Jump into Belize's natural wonders, picturesque coastlines and rich cultural history on this 8-day adventure in Central America. This often-overlooked paradise is full of lush jungle, spectacular Maya ruins, long sandy beaches and first-class underwater attractions. You’ll get the chance to sample them all! From the buzz of Belize City, travel through the Lamanai Archaeological Site and to the island paradise of Caye Caulker. Take a day trip to Guatemala to discover the history of the UNESCO Maya ruins of Tikal. Explore this little-visited gem and get off the beaten track, sitting back and relaxing into the Bel-easy-an way of life.

Trip overview

Map of Land Of Belize including Belize
Start
Belize City, Belize
Finish
Caye Caulker, Belize
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Belize
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
QVSE
This trip generates 25.94 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Laze on the sandy shores of Caye Caulker off the coast of Belize. Swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean and snorkel through shallow reefs and atolls surrounding the cayes.
  • Join a group of local women at a co-operative in San Ignacio, where they’ll show you how to cook up some traditional recipes and talk about the organisation they founded.
  • Discover the remains of a once thriving Mayan city at the Lamanai Archaeological Site, reached by a boat trip that reveals some of Belize’s most colourful birdlife.
  • Take a day trip to the impressive Tikal National Park, just a hop, skip and a jump across the border into Guatemala. These Maya ruins have become one of the most important archaeological sites in Maya history.
  • Uncover the secrets of crystallised skeletons and crumbling palaces near San Ignacio that have been preserved in their natural glory.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • In tropical Central America, it can get really hot and humid. Carry plenty of water as hydration is key, especially when you’re walking around a lot.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Land Of Belize including Belize

Inclusions

Meals

1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle, Ferry, River boat

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Lodge (1 night)

Activities
  • Lamanai Archaeological Site & Boat Tour
  • San Ignacio - Cooking Class
  • Tikal National Park - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Caye Caulker - Leader-led orientation walk
Add on activities
  • San Ignacio - Xunantunich Ruins entry - BZD10
  • San Ignacio - Barton Creek canoe trip - BZD190
  • San Ignacio - Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves (Incl. entry, guide, transport & lunch) - BZD250
  • San Ignacio - Caracol Ruins (Incl. entry, guide & transport) - BZD250
  • San Ignacio - Mountain Pine Ridge day trip (Incl. guide & transport) - BZD190
  • San Ignacio - Cave tubing (incl. entrance, guide & transport) - BZD190
  • Caye Caulker - Stand-up paddleboard hire (per hour) - BZD42
  • Caye Caulker - Bicycle Rental (per day) - USD8
  • Caye Caulker - Sunset sailing - BZD100
  • Full day Catamaran tour-(gear, guide and transport included) - BZD230
  • Full day speed boat-(gear, guide and transport included) - BZD230

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1 in Belize City.
2. On your final day, you’ve got the power to choose where your adventure takes you. If you like, you can stay in Caye Caulker for another couple of nights relaxing beachside – we’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability). Otherwise, jump on an included water taxi transfer back to Belize City where you can also book additional nights’ accommodation, or where your leader can assist you to catch a taxi from the port to the airport for an onward connection.
3. An open-dated round-trip ticket to return to Belize City from Caye Caulker is included on this trip. If you are travelling from Caye Caulker to Belize Airport please ensure you do not book a flight before 12pm to allow for travel time.
4. Additional accommodation in Caye Caulker or Belize City is available to book on this trip should you wish to extend your stay
5. Transfers from Belize City Port to our Belize City Hotel or the airport are available through your booking agent.
6. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 82 reviews submitted.
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Brian · Traveled September 2023
Belize was a country we knew very little about , but was a wonderful experience. The ATM caves are an experience that was amazing. The tour is one I would absolutely recommend
Review submitted 10 Sep 2023

Jordan · Traveled September 2023
Walter was the best tour guide! He knew so much about Latin American history and made us all comfortable from the jump. Tikal and the cooking class were favorites for me! You won’t regret this trip!
Review submitted 09 Sep 2023

Robyn · Traveled September 2023
The Land of Belize trip was a quick introduction to this fantastic country. We saw and experienced so many different and fun things in the 7 days. Our tour leader Walter was delightful, very informative and interesting.
Review submitted 10 Sep 2023

Kara · Traveled August 2023
Had a great time in Belize. I did the ATM cave, there's probably nothing else like iit in the world-- feet and legs got banged up, but would still do it again. We went to Tikal, Guatemala and it was amazing how much of the ruins was still around today. Lastly, we went snorkeling at the Hol Chan Marine Preserve-- according to the others in my group, they saw more there than anywhere else including the Great Barrier Reef. Tip-Bring a rash guard
Review submitted 12 Aug 2023

Anastasiya · Traveled July 2023
Belize is a small but very diverse and culturally rich country. Land of Belize gives an amazing overview of the history, culture, and people of Belize. The food is great! Our guide, Jonathan, was amazing and made the experience very smooth. I did the ATM Cave tour in San Ignacio and loved it(highly recommend)-this is an adventure cave tour and you need reasonable level of fitness, you will be climbing, swimming/walking through water and need water shoes with good soles.
Review submitted 02 Aug 2023
Land of Belize
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